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. we are here with supervisor kim. welcome. thank you for joining supervisor kim: thank you for having me. >> tell us where he grew up. supervisor kim: i grew up on the new york city. my parents immigrated to the u.s. i actually started becoming active in the community in high school. ed i went to stanford. -- i went to stanford. when i graduated, i move to san francisco. my first job, i started working developing economic policies for low-income communities statewide in california. i worked with young people, parents, families are around issues that concern our neighborhoods, whether it was communities, affordable housing, public schools, or just planning issues in neighborhoods like parks. i did that and actually ran for the board of education here in san francisco. i got a term on the school board working for families in our public school system and actually worked for the lawyers community and i came to the board of supervisors. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? supervisor kim: you know, i do not know if i have a good answer for that. i just wanted to try it out. >> t
've spent a lot of time. you want an objective analysis >> any additional comments? supervisor kim if i can raise one issue. in our discussion before about our election you may have a different prospective. my understanding in reading our election is, in fact, under our legislation the current procedure would remain in place that one, the rec and park commission approvals it there are would be a thirty day window to appeal but in under your legislation the opponent could wait until a building permit was pulled and if there were 3 priltsz pulled would wait under it is employed. it seems like that is something that the facts being what they are we can at least have the same facts at hand >> thank you. >> does the planning did not have any presentation to may make before we get to public comment? >> we haven't prepared a formal presentation but we have not prepared anything. >> maybe i can ask planning staff on that issue we've been talking about the delores park what would trigger the thirty days for the appeal? >> yes, in our reading of the legislation an appeal could be filed once the
we look at supervisor kim's ordnance as well as supervisor wiener's. i have an overhead here of park merced. per sequa guidelines public agencies must carefully consider any potentially feasible alter that may minimize a significant environmental impact. and this is sequa 5.1626 it must contain a thorough decisions that do not included that dpoogs. the bulldozer are torn down adjacent to a large community and the loss of an open is that a that was part of the hearing where the public lost and the individual tenants went from 1 thousand square feet to 1 hundred square feet and none of this was addressed. it was raised but the public agencies in charge doesn't due their diligent duty and that's why we're here today. we must have adequate comment in the process >> thank you, mr. wood. >> thank you very much i'm george coalition for san francisco neighborhood. a couple of thoughts. i think the best way to look at this sequa legislation it's not my legislation or your legislation i've heard that a couple of times today. i think we should look at the best for all are i want to thank pres
. do you want know continue on beach l.a.? >> sure. >> okay. very quickly under supervisor kim's legislation, there would have been notification to interested parties when the exemption was originally issued and that would occur by mail and online an appeal could be filed after issuance of that exemption but would not be scheduled after the parks and recreation. and then the appeal window on the project would stay until the last building permit issue which will be several years after the parks and recreation commission consideration. under supervisor wiener's legislation, the exemption determination would identify the approval action, in this case the parks and recreation commission on the project and that would be posted online. the appeal could be filed after issuance of the exemption same with supervisor kim's and would not be scheduled after the action by the parks and recreation and the appeal window would end 30 days after the parks and recreation commission action. >> if there was no parks and recreation action, because i don't think the commission approves everything.
to eir's and kim's proposal and not appealable to wiener's legislation. we want to exhaust all administrative remedies on a deir or appeal board. there is some significant differences in these and i tend to in these instances side with wiener and chiu. i would like to see the kim legislation forwarded to the board of supervisors with the recommendations of staff and that would be what i would support of and make a motion to that effect. >> commissioner moore? >> i would like to ask the city attorney's advice. since we were at the beginning of the meeting and the debrief on what happened last monday and none of us have seen how this particular new memorandum affects, of course miss rogers summarizes an what is been forwarded for us for approval and disapproval of other portions. how can we possibly prove something than when that what was given to us somewhat modifying of what described in the memo no. 1 isn't really quite holding because it modified. wouldn't it be better to pursue to the board to sort out what the next level of clarity is. i think it happened last monday which
. the ordinance the supervisor kim's ordinance provides in section 31.1 that a negative declaration be filed anytime it's issued by the planning department and no longer than the 30 days avenue it's adopted after the city approves the promise >> let's say if the park project in the case of a categorical exception? >> it's anything up so long as there is still a discretionary approval action. so it would be the final discretionary principle of law >> so if you have a park renovation so the two categorical exemption the deadline to appeal would be the final discretionary act? >> so long as it's thirty days. >> that could be within the thirty days? >> it still has to be a discretionary. >> so in san francisco it's still thirty days. >> generally they would still be discretion for the city to act on with sequa. whether you could still implement changes to the project >> so what if another building permit is pulled could that trigger a sequa appeal? >> yes, but if it was a negative declaration the two ordinances your ordinance and supervisor kim's ordinance i think have pretty sure the
the opportunity to see supervisors kim legislation and supervisor wiener's legislation side by side. we need adequate time. we need at least until the end of may for the process to be completed. so, please do not short circuit this process. one of the things that are important that was mentioned earlier is the powers of the e r o. it maybe truthful but we need clear guidelines and we need an appeal process. so thank you supervisor kim for having that. this is not a sprint we need the time we need to have optioned. thank you >> thank you. >> supervisors we're on record as supporting supervisors wiener's current legislation. this process i guess testament to the degree of importance that we all hold sequa in. it's the standard-bearer of laws in the long run. it serves a good purpose but it's if it's allowed to be abused it's bad. so the fact we're here having this conversation about codifying the process is a wonderful process. i would take a little bit of disagreement about sprinting to the finish line i think we're close to codifying rolls rules for projects and for mitigating the process
. the rooms tenants association we support supervisor kim's legislation. we support it among other reasons because it's superior noting requirement. and show more respect for historic buildings. we were blind sited by the installation of two humanely signs on the post office recently. this is a gem of a building and was designed by the architect of the hotel. those signs demonstrate the clear need to strengthen the planning process and improve noting and respect historic buildings. we live across the street are from the long shore building where the developer wanted to destroy. i understood a planning commissioner said he would have voted against the building if he'd known the history. we need adequate noting of the show stopping information that's known throughout the planning process. we live directly across from the water front at the 75 howard street. this project would exceed the height limit by 70 percent i only found out about this project with when i ran into a port office on the street. the sequa process needs to be strengthened not weakened. >> thank you very much. >> howard pa
. this is a "situation room" special report, the north korean crisis, happening now. kim jong-un keeps the world on-edge. and there's new science he won't stop with just one provocation. >>> plus, cnn's rare visit to the dividing line between north and south korea. it's the most militarized border on the planet. and the crimes that pay for north korea's military might. it's like something out of the movie, "the godfather." >>> we begin this hour with a tough, new warning to north korea from the defense secretary of the united states. chuck hagel. he says kim jong-un, is skating, in his words, very close to a dangerous line. the communist leader could order a missile test launch at any moment. we're being told that the north koreans are military masters of deception who may have something else up their sleeves, as well. our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr, is joining us now with the latest. barbara? >> reporter: wolf, military masters of deception, indeed. and new indications that the north koreans may have some other plans up their sleeve. defense secretary chuck hagel's message to kim jong-u
're not able to act on that legislation but supervisor kim has asked for this. i have comments on supervisor kim will have the opportunity to speak about her legislation and a thank you chair wiener. >> good to be here on a planning code which is our sequa appeal process that has a lot of people involved. despite the sequa process. it's been important to our communities and neighborhoods because it's been a way to minimize the projects in the state of california and also a way to engage in a dialog that keeps us you all accountable. i want to thank supervisor for taking this on its a piece of legislation that so many of our predecessors were not able to come to a consensus on this act. there's - our office decided to put another prospective forward. it's pretty clear we need to pit in a process how we need to appeal negative declarations. we don't have that process yet when the first time sequa was determined to be hardly we need to now put a process in place. the legislation i've introduced with my colleague puts a different prospective forward. i think we all have the goal of putting toge
having supervisors kim's amendment if you want to get this right slow down. let it work through the process. i haven't really taken the time to look and read supervisor chu's amendment but i did kind of like what was saying. i can't say if i fully support those amendments. it's also good to see supervisor campos wisdom on those matters >> thank you. next speaker >> gadget. we're on record supporting supervisor wiener's proposal. we had a quick look at president chu's remarks we realso support the majority the only one we want to look at is the putting all the deals to the full board. maybe the smaller ones but on the whole he think they're very wise maementsdz we we looked to a vote on the full proposal. i would second the comments by matthew reagan this process has been going on a long time and it's time to have a vote and supervisor kim's proposal has been out there for review and have incorporation of, you know, some of the ideas in there. i especially like the focus on the making sure that the public notice piece is up and running fully i think that's key to all the propos
. waiting for north korea's dangerous move that could happen at any time. how can kim jong-un test his missiles and the patience of the world. we're following the money. >>> americans on vacation in a crisis zone. their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could -- could be the week that north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something everyone worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is coming in the words of hot bed of war. north korea is suspending operations and a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and u.s. response with tons of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent right now, barbara starr. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour, we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military throwing everything they have, satellites, eves dropping systems, reconnaissance, everything they can at the north korea. trying to figure out what the regime is up to. k
. >> great, thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor kim. as i mentioned i'm joined today by our acting ero sarah jones, and you have a detailed case report before you that describes our department's recommendation. the recommendation before you is to support certain portions of the proposal, but not all of the proposal. as i mentioned earlier during my board report this week, on monday when the board committee heard supervisor kim's proposal and supervisor wiener's proposal, supervisor chiu made some amendments to supervisor wiener's proposal which he felt responded to the community concerns. as a result of those amendments, supervisor kim's proposal and supervisor wiener's amended proposal are much closer in content than they were at the time this case report was originally written. therefore, the commission secretary is now providing you with a supplemental memorandum today which compares and contrasts the two current versions. while staff will be available today to go over our detailed analysis as provided in your first case report, for this presentation i'd like to focus on a littl
are much more serious than we thought. it's a stunning new development. even as kim jung un could order one missile to launch literally at any time. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent. >> officials just told me they were completely caught off guard that this revelation was put out there in an open hearing. the holy grail has always been able to take a nuclear bomb, which we know they have, and making it small enough to fit on the end of a missile. this assess. suggests they may learned how to do so. rev laxs from a new development show he may be capable of following through. the north currently has weapons capable of delivery. >> congressman quoted from a new intelligence assessment. >> whatever it takes to put it on top of a missile. there is some degree of confidence, moderate confidence, that that can be done by north korea. >> and to try to lower temperatures. nobody wants to see a conflict on the korean pe ninsz la. >> if true, the revelations give new weight. >> the u.s. believes north korea has one missile on the launch pad. u.s. officials say after initially raising the launc
project -- process, not a kim process. let's get things done for the citizens of san francisco. thank you so very much and you all have a blessed day. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. eric brooks representing san francisco green party, the local grassroots organization, our city, and here as the coordinator of the c-e-q-a community improvement team. first of all, stand in strong support of supervisor kim's excellent legislation, very well thought out. partly the reason that we feel it's well thought out is we helped to think it out and there are now 41 organizations including labor, parks, you know, all across the spectrum, historic preservation, environmental groups, social justice groups that have all worked for the last few months to come up with this language that's now before you. and as you heard, in committee the direction that things are going is to harmonize the approach of supervisor wiener and our approach together to the best extent we can. but definitely heading in the direction of the kim approach. and, so, we would urge you to support supervisor kim's legisl
through on their threats at anytime. north degree yaps celebrated the first anniversary of kim jong-unbecoming their country's leader. >> com rad has brought us an epic change with his military mind. >> officials say forces are set to launch a medium-range miss ill from their country's east coast. they think it could travel toward the sea of japan or toward the pacific ocean. it could take place in the coming week. >> translator: we think north korea could conduct the launch on or around april 15th. we must keep close watch on when and how many missiles will be launched. >> on monday, north koreans will observe the birthday of the nation's founder kim il-sung. they're already marking another event. it's been one year since kim jong-un took other as ruler of the working party. >>> we want north korean officials to sit down with us for talk. kim has kept people guessing ever since he came to power. for many, he remains a mystery. more from nhk world. >> reporter: people outside of north korea knew little of kim jong-un when he took over as leader. more than a year later, they're not s
at any moment without warning. plus, kim jong-un's family secrets. how he rose to power over his brothers and his insecurities right now and a clear and direct threat to america. very strong words. the troops are preparing for the worst. >>> a u.s. official tells us that a launch of north korea's missiles may be imminent and it may happen without the usual warning to planes and ships in the region. that's a very, very dangerous scenario. defensive missiles are now poised in japan, in south korea and on guam where there are 6,000 troops. the united states says it will track any missiles launched by kim jong-un and quickly decide whether to shoot them down. our correspondents are covering this from around the world. we're being joined this hour and being followed by every new development. first, let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence for the very latest. >> reporter: wolf, a u.s. official says north korea could test a mobile ballistic missile at any time. what happens after that depends on where that test takes place. the u.s. has been pouring over the latest satellite images
are getting new details about the people empowering north korea. kim jong-un took over in december of 2011 but who is advising him in reporter chris lawrence took a closer look at kim jong-un's inner circle. >> north korean video shows how kim jong-un wants the world to see him. but they barely give us a peek into kim's inner circle. what are we not seeing in this video? >> the people whispering in his ear telling him -- who is he withholding to -- bee holding to as his key officers. >> reporter: he focused on correia. >> here we see a row of male officials and one woman. who is she? >> this is the aunt. this is the sister of kim jung- ill. >> reporter: kim young wee holds powerful positions in north korea's cabinet. they made her's four star general in 2010 and she helped transfer power from her brother to her nephew. >> she is someone who is an operator behind the scenes. >> reporter: in the most powerful -- and the most powerful woman in north korea. >> it's her husband who is the rainmaker of the kim regime. >> reporter: he led north korea's attemp
attack, even if kim jong-un threatens to test a missile at any moment. >>> congress debates gun control. chris cuomo shows us what it is like to go through a federal background check. it is a process. tough it up. >>> and the newest member of the cnn family, world renowned chef, anthony bourdain, joins us with a preview of his brand new show. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." north korea's warning war could break out at any moment. now there may be new reason to fear that kim jong-un's threat of a nuclear attack are more serious than the world thought before. let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. chris, does the u.s. still think north korea is going to test the missile? >> reporter: they think it is a matter of time at this point, although obviously they would prefer he not conduct that test. they have seen north korea move two missiles to the east coast, they have seen him raise the launcher and then lower it, but they're not sure if that means kim may be backing off his threat or
secretive and oppressive country laid to rest its supreme leader kim jong-il. the world got a glimpse into the sealed off nation. strong of north koreans lined the route of the funeral procession in a ritual of bizarre mourning. it is unclear if it was genuine or motivated fear. >> people probably understood what would hap perspen if they t show this mourning. >> the state was working over time after his death. they were insuring north koreans did not deviate from official ideology. >> they created the most oppressive society in arguably human history. >> there's a fear of a blackmer said that will show up to your home one day and take you off. >> you say there are tens of thousands of christians in north korea. >> there is an under ground christian church in north korea. christian organizations rank them as the most persecuted church in the world. so we have tens of thousands of christians. >> the cult of personality in north korea is probably liunlik anything we have seen in 20th century. >> most of the regime is making a new cult of personality among this young man kim juong-un. ab
and it recommends against supervisor kim's legislation. just a few points to make about it. supervisor kim's legislation will allow multiple sequa appeals to the board of supervisors on the same project even though through has been no meaningful change. and this will allow more appeals amid construction. in addition the legislation continues our current practice of allowing appeals to occur in the middle of a project. we say this in a appeal on supervisor campos appeal resulted. we saw recently that the delores park was appealed to the planning commission after the commission approves that project and someone wants to appeal it it can wait until plans are pulled and at which the construction will have to grind to a halt and it will cost additional money. i think this is not the right process that will continue under supervisor kim's legislation. it will eliminate over the counter permits by requiring that the planning department go there an analysis of smaller plans and when permits from what departments might be neat and then a compilation will be another delay. this aband
and what prompted it. and north korea marks the birthday of the founder of the kim dynasty as efforts continue to ease tensions. >> venezuela's acting president, nicolas maduro, might be proclaiming victory tonight, but the conservative opposition says the ballot that brought him to power must be recounted. henry take up relist says he will not ask henri -- nhenrique capriles says he will not accept the results until there is a full recount. >> a day after the venezuelans went to the polls, the fallout is a shock to the government. it has come as a surprise to many in the country. >> the difference was very small. actually, i was expecting it to be a bigger win. the people have spoken, so we have to respect the results. >> the opposition are asking for a recount. i think that is fine because the difference was so small and it possible there were mistakes. i agree, they should ask for a recount if they have doubts. >> but nicolas maduro seemed to have no doubts about the outcome. he and his supporters cheered when the tallies were announced and maduro repeated his promise to carry on t
and armed, waiting for north korea's next dangerous move that could happen any time. as kim jong-un threatens war, how could he afford to test his weapons and the patience of the world? we're following the money. >>> and americans on vacation in a crisis zone. they'll tell us about their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could be the week north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something even worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is becoming a hot bed of war. tensions are only rising now that north korea is suspending operations of a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and the u.s. response with tens of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr right now. she's following the renewed concerns about the north's nuclear ambitions. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military, slowing everyth
said today. we want to be able to take a look at supervisor kim's legislation at the same time as looking at the legislation that supervisor wiener has brought forward. we do have, you know, concerns, as everybody knows, we along with coalition members who have spoken and will speak today have been involved in an eight year fight around the cpmc development. and actually, many of the delays that happened in that development had nothing to do with ceqa or our coalition putting up roadblocks or anything like that. it had to do with the developer in kind of a start stop, start stop delay mode doing whatever they were doing, did not move forward the project. and that's one of the reasons that that project really took so long. so, you know, through that process, i think clearly everyone at the board agrees that we've ended up in a much better place than we were a few months ago and years ago and through that process we had an ability to appeal to the board and to bring forward the concerns that we had around the project that is going to impact health care in this city for decades. a
not understood] supervisor kim's legislation that we'll be seeing tomorrow. on october 24th of 2012, there was an e-i-r filed for no more than 5,000 square foot ground disturbance at 789 frederic street. in fact, more than 16,000 square feet were disturbed so there was a deception there on the part of rec and park. and there were potentially hazardous materials at that site. and nothing was done about that. so not only are there issues about why that was given a negative declaration, but there is no follow through on saying you blew it. and that's one of the very frustrating things about this, too. so, besides the permits that are going through this process, once decisions are made, where is the teeth? here's something that rec and park did that has not -- [speaker not understood]. i would say, too, that permission that was given at whole foods on stanyan, that were conditions that were not upheld. so, [speaker not understood] supervisor wiener was drafted at ceqa and not discussed. supervisor kim's legislation was drafted in public and now is being continued in public. when notice
target and many people cannot keep up with it. jane kim is introducing legislation tomorrow. people by right would like to see both side by side compared and would like to look at this and [speaker not understood] the best part for both pieces of legislation could be combined . i think that would be a fair thing for the public to look at as this has been a difficult process and a quick process, and as howard wong said earlier, ~ people don't get it. i'm going to bring up what i think was extremely unfair categorical exemption. it's, the soccer field in golden gate park were listed under different lot numbers and they were supposed to be supposedly nothing more than another grass hill. turned out it was going to be a thousand-seat stadium with lighting. this was all found out by nancy warfol. so, i appreciate what she has done and you can see that this process can be abused. i think when i talk to citizens, they're very worried that a project after it has gone through the ceqa process will be changed. this gives people the right to sugar coat a project and then after the project is a
code, chapter 31 sponsored by supervisor kim. the commission will consider a proposed ordinance administrative code chapter 31 sponsored by supervisor kim. ~ >> good afternoon, commissioners. ann marie rodgers again, planning department staff. commissioners, this item before you today is a proposal that would amend the administrative code for new procedures for ceqa appeals, procedures and notices. as you will remember, you heard proposal a while ago that would amend the same section in the administrative code but in a different manner. before staff begins our presentation, i'd like to introduce the honorable supervisor kim to explain the implications of the proposal and then i'll present the department's position. >> thank you, ms. rodgers. give me a moment to put all these papers in place. so, thank you to the members of the planning commission for sharing this item today. ~ hearing as you well know, the california environmental quality act may be the singlemost important law californians have in preserving the environment and here in san francisco, c-e-q-a may be the singlemo
is different in the era of respected kim jong-un. >> paul: those really are fighting words, but how serious a threat is it? let's ask wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninging, matt comiskey and kim strassel. are we on the brink of war or it's a bluff? >> it's happened before and they've done the kind of threats. the thing about north korea, we don't know. we don't know much about who is running north korea, a new, 28, 29, 30-year-old leader in kim jong-un. >> paul: we don't know how old he is. >> exactly. and is he controlled by the generals. is he doing this to establish his own legitimacy? we have the questions and there's a danger will north korea if you push them too far, they might do something stupid. >> paul: push them too far, how? they're reacting to the sanctions that the u.s. put on after the last launch and nuclear test. how does the world respond to that when it's a violation of global norms and previous u.n. actions? >> absolutely, you don't know because they are unpredictable and you be very careful how you manage this. i think we've responded well by sa
kim jong un has kept people guessing ever since he came to power. for moany he remains a mystery. >> reporter: people outside north korea new little of kim jong un. more than a year later, they're not sure they know much more. he's appeared in orchestrated events, often with the military. he spoke last april at the parade to celebrate would have been the 100th birthday of his grandfather. the nation's founder, kim il sung. >> translator: we need to strengthen our military to make north korea a strong and thriving country. >> reporter: kim moved to switzerland when he was still a boy to attend school. some hoped his experiences abroad would persuade him to move away from the policies of his father, kim jong il. initially he showed a softer side, talking to children across the country. attending a concert that featured disney characters. often with his wife at his side. gradually, though, kim changed his tonement he made it clear that he would maintain the military first policy of his father. in december, north korean authorities launched what they called a rocket to put a satellit
prevention of injury and death and securing the schools. the first is block the intersection. supervisor kim represented that well. i will add two parts. my understanding is new york has classified violation to a parking violation and allows the parking enforcement officers to join in and contribute, and the other is discourage muni bus drivers from engaging in this activity. a double length bus is effective at blocking the street way. it would help along mission and market for the drivers to wait for the lights. the second item on the turns mentioned in the report. my request is for explicit inclusion that the city allocate separate time for pedestrians and cars. both for the safety of the pedestrians and the sanity of the cars. i have seen high pedestrian areas where zero cars have been area to make the turns because of pedestrians own the crosswalk. a big thanks to the mayor's office for convening the task force and producing the strategy. to the supervisors for your excellent oversight. for your advocacy and the city departments for the execution of the plan. thank you. >> thank
. the government is also planning to build new reactors. leader kim jong-un said last month his country will increase development in this area. this administration established a nuclear ministry in line with this policy. >>> japanese diplomats have been working with their counterparts from south korea and china to deal with threats from north korea. but territorial disputes and historical issues are getting in the way. south korea's foreign minister canceled a trip to tokyo after japanese cabinet ministers visited a shrine honoring japan's war dead. he wanted to discuss the north korean issue and lay the groundwork for an annual three-country summit. but over the weekend the japanese cabinet ministers paid separate visits to the shrine for its spring festival. prime minister shinzo abe sent an offering. the shrine in tokyo honors japan's war dead including some who are convicted of war crimes. officials with the south korean foreign ministry expressed deep concern and regret in a statement. they urged the japanese government to correctly recognize history and take responsible action. ja
to insure both of those methods. we had a chance to have supervisor wiener office and supervisor kim's office and we hope that a couple items are obviously very quick and line up well. we also had a particular required amendment. we've actually written that up and submit that and would ask that you consider that as an amendment as this goes forward in the process. of course, there's an implementation questions. on that note we notice that one ordinance is going to planning commission and we hope they'll all line up on the land use committee at the same time >> thank you very much. next speaker >> good afternoon. i'm a board of directors of the homes. this is the size the city hall combined and because of this deinterrogating continue we have a huge project and i consider myself a developer. to be serious we need a comprehensive process outlined by sequa instead of a top down approach and approved by the planning department it requires the condemnation from neighborhood associations. i could see the freedom west will involve a series of hearings and i hope your platoons will be una
the trees. somebody has got to do it. >> kim ba came to her calling from an unlikely place, soledad prison. she was a prison guard there for years seeing day in and day out what some might call the worst of society. kim ba, however, saw them as those whom society had failed. >> if we just invest more in our young people through education, through jobs, employment, i think we can do wonders as to invest in lives. >> reporter: after leaving soledad kim ba moved to oakland determined to do something about it. although unsure how at first, the answer soon became very clear, as clear as the sky above her, uninterrupted by trees. >> the block that i lived on had no trees and the surrounding community had no trees. no tree canopy. it already makes you feel down. >> and they're going to plant nine len then -- >> so. >> reporter: so kim ba started urban relief and 15 years later, there are now 15,000 more trees in the city of oakland than before, trees shagd the sun, housing the birds, cleaning the air and more importantly for kim ba, providing work and volunteer opportunities for the young men of
legislation and i vote against it is more or less 99 percent a draft and supervisor kim's legislation and the organization has thoroughly examined those issues which are important for the process of sequel ceqa and what is happening and that is an underlying process and the suggestions by the president of the board adds a level of discussion which we can perhaps make some decisions today but that we can take some arguments here but move it forward and let it be discussed at the next level. i am surprised at some of the comments and push backs the department is giving. it's something that is halfheartedly supporting something but immediately falling it back. i allow for modification but then i don't. i appreciate the department putting us on notice about resources, shortness of resources and the required additional staff. that in on itself is not an argument for or against necessity kind of legislation. that is asking for more resources and shifting resources and asking for more support which the public and everybody else is definitely here to provide. following on some of the specific
there will be new and excepted modifications. while i want to be a developer that my community would accept. the kim amendment is a necessary and a balance approach on city planning and development. the current legislation >> thank you. thank you. thank you, mr. c. >> good afternoon i live in district 6. i look back and i didn't really pay attention to this issue when it first started 10 years ago because i didn't come to city hall because the prior commissioners i - i try to stay in the middle on issues so i can look at both sides. so in saying that i'd appreciate if you'd consider to weigh it out because we do drag our feats on others things because we're not spending all the time i don't believe in it. if you could hold it and give it another month because 2 weeks isn't enough time. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm the the community of housing organizations. i want to foil with what my colleague peter said earlier. i want to thank you for reading up on our amendments and thank you for some of the amendments that were introduced today. i want to talk about b the point we raised earlier. what
of the clerk of the board. so, colleagues, any comments? supervisor kim. >> thank you. wanted to appreciate all the members of the public that came out today. i thought it was a really good dialogue and discussion on multiple perspectives around what we can do to reform ceqa and also showcases how passionate i think members of the city are on the merits of the current process and what we can do to reform it. i did also want to commend supervisor wiener and his office because i know he has been working on this for many months and has been pointed out by our former president, this initiative of reforming ceqa has been taken on by several supervisors to no avail yet. i do want to respect that this is the legislation that is before us today, and tomorrow i will have an opportunity to speak more at length on the legislation that we are introducing tomorrow. and i do look forward to all the members that are here today in terms of their comments and feedback on our [speaker not understood] currently supporting supervisor wiener's legislation. just a couple of things. i think that there is general agre
therefore support supervisor wiener's legislation. by contrast, we're concerned that supervisor kim's legislation might have a negative impact on our members because nearly all the homes in golden gate heights are more than 50 years old. according to supervisor kim's proposal as i understand t the over the counter permits that our members currently can get for minor projects, for example, you know, replacing a broken handrail, windows, leaky roof, that sort of things, would no longer be allowed. this would add months of delay to a home remodel project upwards of $500,000 or more to obtain a categorical exemption certificate they would need to continue with what is essentially a minor project. home repair. we think that her legislation will make it more difficult for our members to make the kind of home -- minor home repairs and remodels that we need to enhance our homes and protect our investments in them. we therefore oppose supervisor kim's alternative legislation and support the legislation of supervisor wiener. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> steve seltzer,
might want to see, but did have an opportunity to review the first version of supervisor kim's legislation which was provided to me by the community coalition working on this. and as i gave them the feedback privately, i'll say this publicly. there were a number of i think many elements of that legislation that seem to impact issues well beyond providing clarity around the process involving categorical exemptions and negative declarations and i just want to say that for me, ideas that go beyond that modest subject that i think we should be tackling are not ideas that i'm likely to support in a short period of time. when i sat down with the leadership of the coalition that worked on supervisor kim's version, i was told that we could hopefully likely work through these issues over the next two weeks and assuming supervisor kim's legislation was introduced tomorrow as to form, i plan to waive our typical 30-day rule around that because many of these issues have already been discussed in many forums and i don't want that time period to be a hurdle to our consideration. and, so, w
giving up are the ability to appeal a project multiple times . under kim's legislation now, it's essentially going to be once unless there is a major change in the project, after which as you heard, if there is a major modification, we'll be able to appeal the decision of the ero if the ero decides it's not a major food modification. so, we'll be able to have one bite at the apple, but not all these extensive appeals that happened in history. ~ and we're also very importantly accepting a clear deadline for negative declarations and other -- and exemptions. and those are big things. it would be better for us if we could appeal every single permit . but it would be better for the environment. but we're willing to accept that. in return, we need planning staff to accept that it's going to take some more work. and i will guarantee you that my groups at least are willing to come forward and fight hard to get more funding to planning, if it can do this extra work. but we need to you support this and send it forward so that it can be considered alongside the wiener legislation and we
closer to war. >>> he's armed and dangerous. we'll take a closer look at what may be driving kim jong-un to make brazen threats and defy the world. >>> and dialing it down. the obama administration addresses concerns that its response to this crisis has only made matters worse. >>> one of the most dangerous regimes in the world and now north korea says it's on the brink of war. u.s. officials fear it may be planning a missile launch soon. the threats have been amping up every day from a nation under the thumb of a young and unpredictable leader. kim jong-un is armed with a huge military, powerful conventional we papons and a nuclear program. this hour, our correspondents take a look at the threat to the united states and the world and president obama's response. christiane amanpour and fareed zakaria will give us the global view of the crisis. but we begin with barbara starr. barbara, after days of aggressive behavior from north korea, what should we be looking for right now? >> reporter: right now it continues to be a watching and waiting game by the obama administration to see what
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